Today I attended a ceremony dedicated to Dr. Ken Walker and him being awarded the Outstanding citizen award by USAID. I must say that he is one of the most generous, smartest and inspiring people I have ever met. If you are a in the field of medicine and you reside in the South Eastern US you more than likely heard of him.
On December 17, 2004, President of Georgia Mikheil Saakashvili declared Dr. H. Kenneth Walker to be an Honorary Citizen of Georgia. The award ceremony, which was held at the State Chancellery in Tbilisi, was attended by U.S. Ambassador Richard Miles and Deputy Chief of Mission Patricia Moller as well as by Dr. Walker's Georgian counterparts. In his brief words of appreciation, Dr. Walker, who is a professor at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, said, "I’m a small man who stands on the shoulders of very tall people," pointing to his Georgian colleagues.
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posted on Thursday, April 20, 2006 6:15 AM